Fort Riley

Fort Riley

by William McKale, Robert Smith
     
 

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Founded in 1853, Fort Riley was established to protect merchants and settlers on the Santa Fe and Oregon-California Trails. Fort Riley kept the peace during the Civil War and in 1893, a cavalry school began operation there. Fort Riley continued to train mounted troops during the Golden Age of Cavalry after World War I, but also served as a training site for more than…  See more details below

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Founded in 1853, Fort Riley was established to protect merchants and settlers on the Santa Fe and Oregon-California Trails. Fort Riley kept the peace during the Civil War and in 1893, a cavalry school began operation there. Fort Riley continued to train mounted troops during the Golden Age of Cavalry after World War I, but also served as a training site for more than 150,000 troops during the first and second World Wars. This collection of vintage images commemorating the sesquicentennial of Fort Riley is a colorful, patriotic reminder of the military post that has served the nation continuously since its founding 150 years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439614679
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/21/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,014,045
File size:
45 MB
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Meet the Author

William McKale is director of the Fort Riley Museum Division. His previous work includes articles on cavalry and military history, as well as Fort Riley, Citadel of the Frontier West, published in 2000 by the Kansas State Historical Society.

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